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176. CMB 2001 (vol 44 pp. 355)

Weaver, Nik
Hilbert Bimodules with Involution
We examine Hilbert bimodules which possess a (generally unbounded) involution. Topics considered include a linking algebra representation, duality, locality, and the role of these bimodules in noncommutative differential geometry

Categories:46L08, 46L57, 46L87

177. CMB 2001 (vol 44 pp. 370)

Weston, Anthony
On Locating Isometric $\ell_{1}^{(n)}$
Motivated by a question of Per Enflo, we develop a hypercube criterion for locating linear isometric copies of $\lone$ in an arbitrary real normed space $X$. The said criterion involves finding $2^{n}$ points in $X$ that satisfy one metric equality. This contrasts nicely to the standard classical criterion wherein one seeks $n$ points that satisfy $2^{n-1}$ metric equalities.

Keywords:normed spaces, hypercubes
Categories:46B04, 05C10, 05B99

178. CMB 2001 (vol 44 pp. 335)

Stacey, P. J.
Inductive Limit Toral Automorphisms of Irrational Rotation Algebras
Irrational rotation $C^*$-algebras have an inductive limit decomposition in terms of matrix algebras over the space of continuous functions on the circle and this decomposition can be chosen to be invariant under the flip automorphism. It is shown that the flip is essentially the only toral automorphism with this property.

Categories:46L40, 46L35

179. CMB 2001 (vol 44 pp. 105)

Pilipović, Stevan
Convolution Equation in $\mathcal{S}^{\prime\ast}$---Propagation of Singularities
The singular spectrum of $u$ in a convolution equation $\mu * u = f$, where $\mu$ and $f$ are tempered ultradistributions of Beurling or Roumieau type is estimated by $$ SS u \subset (\mathbf{R}^n \times \Char \mu) \cup SS f. $$ The same is done for $SS_{*}u$.

Categories:32A40, 46F15, 58G07

180. CMB 2000 (vol 43 pp. 418)

Gong, Guihua; Jiang, Xinhui; Su, Hongbing
Obstructions to $\mathcal{Z}$-Stability for Unital Simple $C^*$-Algebras
Let $\cZ$ be the unital simple nuclear infinite dimensional $C^*$-algebra which has the same Elliott invariant as $\bbC$, introduced in \cite{JS}. A $C^*$-algebra is called $\cZ$-stable if $A \cong A \otimes \cZ$. In this note we give some necessary conditions for a unital simple $C^*$-algebra to be $\cZ$-stable.

Keywords:simple $C^*$-algebra, $\mathcal{Z}$-stability, weak (un)perforation in $K_0$ group, property $\Gamma$, finiteness

181. CMB 2000 (vol 43 pp. 320)

Elliott, George; Fulman, Igor
On Classification of Certain $C^\ast$-Algebras
We consider \cst-algebras which are inductive limits of finite direct sums of copies of $ C([0,1]) \otimes \Otwo$. For such algebras, the lattice of closed two-sided ideals is proved to be a complete invariant.

Categories:46L05, 46L35

182. CMB 2000 (vol 43 pp. 368)

Litvak, A. E.
Kahane-Khinchin's Inequality for Quasi-Norms
We extend the recent results of R.~Lata{\l}a and O.~Gu\'edon about equivalence of $L_q$-norms of logconcave random variables (Kahane-Khinchin's inequality) to the quasi-convex case. We construct examples of quasi-convex bodies $K_n \subset \R$ which demonstrate that this equivalence fails for uniformly distributed vector on $K_n$ (recall that the uniformly distributed vector on a convex body is logconcave). Our examples also show the lack of the exponential decay of the ``tail" volume (for convex bodies such decay was proved by M.~Gromov and V.~Milman).

Categories:46B09, 52A30, 60B11

183. CMB 2000 (vol 43 pp. 257)

Androulakis, George; Casazza, Peter G.; Kutzarova, Denka N.
Some More Weak Hilbert Spaces
We give new examples of weak Hilbert spaces.


184. CMB 2000 (vol 43 pp. 138)

Boyd, C.
Exponential Laws for the Nachbin Ported Topology
We show that for $U$ and $V$ balanced open subsets of (Qno) Fr\'echet spaces $E$ and $F$ that we have the topological identity $$ \bigl( {\cal H}(U\times V), \tau_\omega \bigr) = \biggl( {\cal H} \Bigl( U; \bigl( {\cal H}(V), \tau_\omega \bigr) \Bigr), \tau_\omega \biggr). $$ Analogous results for the compact open topology have long been established. We also give an example to show that the (Qno) hypothesis on both $E$ and $F$ is necessary.

Categories:46G20, 18D15, 46M05

185. CMB 2000 (vol 43 pp. 208)

Matoušková, Eva
Extensions of Continuous and Lipschitz Functions
We show a result slightly more general than the following. Let $K$ be a compact Hausdorff space, $F$ a closed subset of $K$, and $d$ a lower semi-continuous metric on $K$. Then each continuous function $f$ on $F$ which is Lipschitz in $d$ admits a continuous extension on $K$ which is Lipschitz in $d$. The extension has the same supremum norm and the same Lipschitz constant. As a corollary we get that a Banach space $X$ is reflexive if and only if each bounded, weakly continuous and norm Lipschitz function defined on a weakly closed subset of $X$ admits a weakly continuous, norm Lipschitz extension defined on the entire space $X$.

Keywords:extension, continous, Lipschitz, Banach space
Categories:54C20, 46B10

186. CMB 2000 (vol 43 pp. 193)

Magajna, Bojan
C$^*$-Convexity and the Numerical Range
If $A$ is a prime C$^*$-algebra, $a \in A$ and $\lambda$ is in the numerical range $W(a)$ of $a$, then for each $\varepsilon > 0$ there exists an element $h \in A$ such that $\norm{h} = 1$ and $\norm{h^* (a-\lambda)h} < \varepsilon$. If $\lambda$ is an extreme point of $W(a)$, the same conclusion holds without the assumption that $A$ is prime. Given any element $a$ in a von Neumann algebra (or in a general C$^*$-algebra) $A$, all normal elements in the weak* closure (the norm closure, respectively) of the C$^*$-convex hull of $a$ are characterized.

Categories:47A12, 46L05, 46L10

187. CMB 2000 (vol 43 pp. 69)

Kaminker, Jerome; Perera, Vicumpriya
Type II Spectral Flow and the Eta Invariant
The relative eta invariant of Atiyah-Patodi-Singer will be shown to be expressible in terms of the notion of Type~I and Type~II spectral flow.

Categories:19K56, 46L80

188. CMB 1999 (vol 42 pp. 274)

Dădărlat, Marius; Eilers, Søren
The Bockstein Map is Necessary
We construct two non-isomorphic nuclear, stably finite, real rank zero $C^\ast$-algebras $E$ and $E'$ for which there is an isomorphism of ordered groups $\Theta\colon \bigoplus_{n \ge 0} K_\bullet(E;\ZZ/n) \to \bigoplus_{n \ge 0} K_\bullet(E';\ZZ/n)$ which is compatible with all the coefficient transformations. The $C^\ast$-algebras $E$ and $E'$ are not isomorphic since there is no $\Theta$ as above which is also compatible with the Bockstein operations. By tensoring with Cuntz's algebra $\OO_\infty$ one obtains a pair of non-isomorphic, real rank zero, purely infinite $C^\ast$-algebras with similar properties.

Keywords:$K$-theory, torsion coefficients, natural transformations, Bockstein maps, $C^\ast$-algebras, real rank zero, purely infinite, classification
Categories:46L35, 46L80, 19K14

189. CMB 1999 (vol 42 pp. 344)

Koldobsky, Alexander
Positive Definite Distributions and Subspaces of $L_p$ With Applications to Stable Processes
We define embedding of an $n$-dimensional normed space into $L_{-p}$, $0
Categories:42A82, 46B04, 46F12, 60E07

190. CMB 1999 (vol 42 pp. 321)

Kikuchi, Masato
Averaging Operators and Martingale Inequalities in Rearrangement Invariant Function Spaces
We shall study some connection between averaging operators and martingale inequalities in rearrangement invariant function spaces. In Section~2 the equivalence between Shimogaki's theorem and some martingale inequalities will be established, and in Section~3 the equivalence between Boyd's theorem and martingale inequalities with change of probability measure will be established.

Keywords:martingale inequalities, rearrangement invariant function spaces
Categories:60G44, 60G46, 46E30

191. CMB 1999 (vol 42 pp. 221)

Liu, Peide; Saksman, Eero; Tylli, Hans-Olav
Boundedness of the $q$-Mean-Square Operator on Vector-Valued Analytic Martingales
We study boundedness properties of the $q$-mean-square operator $S^{(q)}$ on $E$-valued analytic martingales, where $E$ is a complex quasi-Banach space and $2 \leq q < \infty$. We establish that a.s. finiteness of $S^{(q)}$ for every bounded $E$-valued analytic martingale implies strong $(p,p)$-type estimates for $S^{(q)}$ and all $p\in (0,\infty)$. Our results yield new characterizations (in terms of analytic and stochastic properties of the function $S^{(q)}$) of the complex spaces $E$ that admit an equivalent $q$-uniformly PL-convex quasi-norm. We also obtain a vector-valued extension (and a characterization) of part of an observation due to Bourgain and Davis concerning the $L^p$-boundedness of the usual square-function on scalar-valued analytic martingales.

Categories:46B20, 60G46

192. CMB 1999 (vol 42 pp. 139)

Bonet, José; Domański, Paweł; Lindström, Mikael
Essential Norm and Weak Compactness of Composition Operators on Weighted Banach Spaces of Analytic Functions
Every weakly compact composition operator between weighted Banach spaces $H_v^{\infty}$ of analytic functions with weighted sup-norms is compact. Lower and upper estimates of the essential norm of continuous composition operators are obtained. The norms of the point evaluation functionals on the Banach space $H_v^{\infty}$ are also estimated, thus permitting to get new characterizations of compact composition operators between these spaces.

Keywords:weighted Banach spaces of holomorphic functions, composition operator, compact operator, weakly compact operator
Categories:47B38, 30D55, 46E15

193. CMB 1999 (vol 42 pp. 118)

Rao, T. S. S. R. K.
Points of Weak$^\ast$-Norm Continuity in the Unit Ball of the Space $\WC(K,X)^\ast$
For a compact Hausdorff space with a dense set of isolated points, we give a complete description of points of weak$^\ast$-norm continuity in the dual unit ball of the space of Banach space valued functions that are continuous when the range has the weak topology. As an application we give a complete description of points of weak-norm continuity of the unit ball of the space of vector measures when the underlying Banach space has the Radon-Nikodym property.

Keywords:Points of weak$^\ast$-norm continuity, space of vector valued weakly continuous functions, $M$-ideals
Categories:46B20, 46E40

194. CMB 1999 (vol 42 pp. 104)

Nikolskaia, Ludmila
Instabilité de vecteurs propres d'opérateurs linéaires
We consider some geometric properties of eigenvectors of linear operators on infinite dimensional Hilbert space. It is proved that the property of a family of vectors $(x_n)$ to be eigenvectors $Tx_n= \lambda_n x_n$ ($\lambda_n \noteq \lambda_k$ for $n\noteq k$) of a bounded operator $T$ (admissibility property) is very instable with respect to additive and linear perturbations. For instance, (1)~for the sequence $(x_n+\epsilon_n v_n)_{n\geq k(\epsilon)}$ to be admissible for every admissible $(x_n)$ and for a suitable choice of small numbers $\epsilon_n\noteq 0$ it is necessary and sufficient that the perturbation sequence be eventually scalar: there exist $\gamma_n\in \C$ such that $v_n= \gamma_n v_{k}$ for $n\geq k$ (Theorem~2); (2)~for a bounded operator $A$ to transform admissible families $(x_n)$ into admissible families $(Ax_n)$ it is necessary and sufficient that $A$ be left invertible (Theorem~4).

Keywords:eigenvectors, minimal families, reproducing kernels
Categories:47A10, 46B15

195. CMB 1998 (vol 41 pp. 279)

Acosta, María D.; Galán, Manuel Ruiz
New characterizations of the reflexivity in terms of the set of norm attaining functionals
As a consequence of results due to Bourgain and Stegall, on a separable Banach space whose unit ball is not dentable, the set of norm attaining functionals has empty interior (in the norm topology). First we show that any Banach space can be renormed to fail this property. Then, our main positive result can be stated as follows: if a separable Banach space $X$ is very smooth or its bidual satisfies the $w^{\ast }$-Mazur intersection property, then either $X$ is reflexive or the set of norm attaining functionals has empty interior, hence the same result holds if $X$ has the Mazur intersection property and so, if the norm of $X$ is Fr\'{e}chet differentiable. However, we prove that smoothness is not a sufficient condition for the same conclusion.

Categories:46B04, 46B10, 46B20

196. CMB 1998 (vol 41 pp. 257)

Bagby, Thomas; Gauthier, P. M.
Note on the support of Sobolev functions
We prove a topological restriction on the support of Sobolev functions.

Categories:46E35, 31B05

197. CMB 1998 (vol 41 pp. 145)

Fry, R.
Smooth partitions of unity on Banach spaces
It is shown that if a Banach space $X$ admits a $C^k$-smooth bump function, and $X^{*}$ is Asplund, then $X$ admits $C^k$-smooth partitions of unity.


198. CMB 1998 (vol 41 pp. 240)

Xia, Jingbo
On certain $K$-groups associated with minimal flows
It is known that the Toeplitz algebra associated with any flow which is both minimal and uniquely ergodic always has a trivial $K_1$-group. We show in this note that if the unique ergodicity is dropped, then such $K_1$-group can be non-trivial. Therefore, in the general setting of minimal flows, even the $K$-theoretical index is not sufficient for the classification of Toeplitz operators which are invertible modulo the commutator ideal.

Categories:46L80, 47B35, 47C15

199. CMB 1998 (vol 41 pp. 225)

Vanderwerff, Jon
Mazur intersection properties for compact and weakly compact convex sets
Various authors have studied when a Banach space can be renormed so that every weakly compact convex, or less restrictively every compact convex set is an intersection of balls. We first observe that each Banach space can be renormed so that every weakly compact convex set is an intersection of balls, and then we introduce and study properties that are slightly stronger than the preceding two properties respectively.

Categories:46B03, 46B20, 46A55

200. CMB 1998 (vol 41 pp. 41)

Giner, E.
On the Clarke subdifferential of an integral functional on $L_p$, $1\leq p < \infty$
Given an integral functional defined on $L_p$, $1 \leq p <\infty$, under a growth condition we give an upper bound of the Clarke directional derivative and we obtain a nice inclusion between the Clarke subdifferential of the integral functional and the set of selections of the subdifferential of the integrand.

Keywords:Integral functional, integrand, epi-derivative
Categories:28A25, 49J52, 46E30
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